A vehicle history check gives you all the information about a car without revealing its current condition, such as import and export status, outstanding finance details, stolen vehicle record and mileage anomalies, plus much more. An inspection, however, focuses more on the physical condition of a car – both are essential before making a purchase decision.
If you’re buying a used car, you want to know as much about its past as possible, such as any underlying issues it may have or whether it’s been previously stolen. A car history report will tell you everything from the number of previous owners to whether it’s taxed and details of its MOT history, in a quick and accessible way.
We understand the importance of knowing as much about a potential car purchase as possible. At Reg Car Check, we offer a quick and easy way to find everything about your vehicle from a trusted source that you can rely on.
When you buy a used car from a private seller or a dealer, you need to understand that there’s an inherent risk – you might not necessarily be getting the car you think you’re buying. You could be buying a stolen car, for example, without realising. Or there may be mileage inaccuracies that mean the car you think your buying actually has many more miles on the clock.
For example, studies show that one in three cars have had issues show up on their last MOT, and that one in ten cars have salvage or auction history. With one in eight cars having been written off in the past, a car history check is the best way to know precisely what you’re paying for.
You need to be sure that the car doesn’t have any underlying problems that could cost you down the line and a car history check, along with a thorough pre-purchase inspection, is the best way to protect yourself. With these details, you can ensure that the details all correlate and question any issues before you hand over any cash, to validate the vehicle and that the seller is genuine.
A car history check through Reg Car Check will give you a history of the vehicle you’re thinking of buying, including:
You’ll also have access to the logbook, MOT history, previous owner count, mileage report and any useful details on the performance and emissions of the car, and the details of its make, model, colour and handy specs on the vehicle.
A pre-purchase inspection is still essential when you’re buying a car, but it should be backed up by a car history check as well. Physically, you should check the car for any paint mismatches, dents and repair marks, as well as shine differences that could indicate that the car has suffered some damage and has been repaired by the seller. Through a car history check, you’ll also have access to a salvage/auction check which will give you pictures of any damage incurred.
Yes, a car history report will provide you with a full mileage history of the vehicle so you can check whether they match up with the mileage you’re being shown by the seller. Mileage discrepancies are unfortunately a common occurrence, so with a car history check, you’ll know whether this is the case with the car you’re considering buying.
Getting a car history report couldn’t be quicker or easier, making it a worthwhile use of your time before you commit to buying a car. All you need is the vehicle registration number and you’ll be able to order a history check and have access to a wealth of information to help you decide if you want to buy the vehicle in question or walk away from the deal.
Our comprehensive history check is free to use and provides you with in-depth and current information. You just need to enter the registration of the vehicle into our site, and in less than a minute we will provide you with verified DVLA data. You’ll have access to the free report for the basic details, or you can upgrade for the full check.